The “Internet of Things” or “IOT” has been a buzzword for the past few years. Establishing connectivity and greater intelligence in appliances has the potential to reshape the way consumers use energy. It has the potential to change the way that consumers interact with and interface with their appliances.
While wrist watches, pocket watches, and portable compasses could be considered the first wearable tech devices, the more commonly understood concept arose from body-worn sensors that collect and interpret data.
Everyone knows that plastics are an integral part of daily life. However, most people probably don’t appreciate that without these innovative, transformative materials, the world’s environmental footprint would be magnified through wasted food, energy and various other natural resources.
We may not be traveling in flying cars or have talking robot maids as shown in the television cartoon “The Jetsons,” but buildings, appliances and particularly the systems used to run them are getting a lot “smarter” when it comes to energy use.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) globally recognized, industry respected performance certification program has added several product categories in recent years, while greatly increasing the value of participation in the program.